Eggs Soaked In Tea

Nowadays, if I understand these things correctly, long distance runners rehydrate themselves by glugging lots of water during a race. Such namby-pamby methods were alien to the doughty amateurs who ran the twenty-six mile Marathon at the 1908 Olympic Games in London. Among their refreshments along the route were muscatel grapes, calves’ foot jelly with lemon, new-laid eggs soaked in tea, orange segments, brandy, champagne, and small doses of strychnine.

So I learned from The First London Olympics 1908 by Rebecca Jenkins (2008)


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